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Instant Smartcard trial at Southend Central station

Get a free c2c Smartcard in minutes at Southend Central station until 14 November in our new Instant Smartcard Trial. No waiting for the post to bring you a Smartcard, all you have to do is visit the ticket office, who will sort you out with a shiny new Smartcard.

Plus, you'll also be able to buy your weekly season tickets onto Smartcard at Southend Central ticket office during the trial.

Come visit us as the ticket office today - our Instant Smartcard trial ends 14 November.

How do I get an Instant Smartcard?

Pop on by the ticket office at Southend Central and we'll set you up with your very own personalised Instant Smartcard. You don't need to bring anything along with you except your lovely self, but we will be snapping a picture of you for your card so you may want to be photo ready. We'll also ask you to fill out a very short form (name, email and postal address) so we can set you up with an online account. The whole process will only take a couple of minutes and you'll be ready to go!

Don't forget you can renew your weekly or monthly season tickets at the station during the trial period. But once you have your Smartcard you'll be able to buy any online ticket type onto Smartcard to avoid queuing at the ticket office ever again.

What are the benefits of having a Smartcard?

There are lots of benefits to choosing a Smartcard over a paper ticket. You collect Loyalty points each time you buy tickets online, you also get Automatic Delay Repay for delays of more than 2 minutes, and of course you can make queuing for a ticket a thing of the past when you buy online - your ticket will automatically load when you tap in at the gates. 

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